TikTok Talk: 11 Musicians TikTokers Are Celebrating During Black Music Month

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  • TikTok Talk: 11 Musicians TikTokers Are Celebrating During Black Music Month
    POSTED Jun 26 2020
    Beyonce Saweetie
    L-R: Saweetie, Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic; Beyonce, Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

    Every June since 1979, Black Music Month has been observed to praise and celebrate Black artists. What began as an initiative to highlight the influence of African-American culture in America feels more timely than ever before. 

    TikTok has joined in on the celebration, after coming under fire for its algorithm which disproportionately featured white creators on its For You Page. "We acknowledge and apologize to our Black creators and community who have felt unsafe, unsupported or suppressed. We don't ever want anyone to feel that way. We welcome the voices of the Black community wholeheartedly," the company responded in a statement. 

    Subsequently, the short-video sharing app has implemented a handpicked Creator Diversity Collective and promoted Black Music Month across the platform.

    Though, we all know it's the content that make the app so special. So, to mark the month-long celebration's 41-year anniversary, TikTokers have taken it upon themselves to educate and uplift one another while celebrating their favourite musicians. 

    TikTok influencer Taylor Cassidy (@taylorcassidyj) has garnered almost 2 million followers for her informative, funny, and sharp videos. Taylor hasn't just used her platform to share information on racial injustice and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement but has been sharing music facts with her fans. 

    First, let's celebrate Queen Bey

    In this post, the 17-year-old lays down the facts about Beyoncé. "Let's go Cassidy University," one user comments. "At this point ima just quit school and watch your TikToks..." writes another. Did you know that the name, Destiny's Child is a biblical reference? Or that at the 2010 Grammys Beyoncé had the most wins in one night than any other female artist. We didn't, but thanks to Taylor, now we do. 

    @taylorcassidyj

    BLACK MUSIC MONTH: The impact of ??????##beyoncé##blackmusic##blackmusicmonth##blackhistory##blackvoices##blacktiktok

    ? Savage Remix - Megan Thee Stallion

    Kendrick Lamar

    In another video captioned, "pov: when you listen to a record, you learn the artist's story," Taylor breaks down all things Kendrick. From what he was like growing up in Compton to how he got his big break thanks to Dr Dre. 

    @taylorcassidyj

    ##pov: when you listen to a record, you learn the artist’s story. Today’s record: The impact of Kendrick Lamar ?? ##blackvoices##blackmusicmonth

    ? PRIDE. - Kendrick Lamar

    Chloe x Halle

    "If I'm on your fyp page..." reads the caption to Rasheena's (@layerednliberte) video, "go listen to Chloe and Halles [sic] new album." The style curator has amassed over 16,000 followers and between supporting new albums, she shares press on nail tips, her political views and great outfits. 

    @layerednliberte

    Have you heard Chloe and Halles new album? ##doit ##doitchallenge ##viral ##viralvideo ##bgm ##blackmusic ##blackmusicmonth

    ? Do It - Chloe x Halle

    Monte Booker

    In celebration of Black Music Month, TikTok prominently featured Kolors by Monte Booker featuring Smino. Though, the song went viral back in April when creator Ryan (@kvng.ryyy) uploaded an original dance soundtracked to Kolors. Now the song has amassed 5.8 million videos, with popular creators like Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae jumping on board the dance trend.

    @kvng.ryyy

    Day 1 trynna make my dance a trend @_gabefernandez is the ending certified????? ##dance ##viral ##foryou DC: Meee

    ? Kolors - Monte Booker & Smino

    Jason Derulo

    In May, Jason Derulo sparked TikTok controversy after he interpolated a Polynesian teenager's viral hit. But now, after the rising New Zealand musician Joshua Stylah otherwise known as Jawsh 685 cleared the sample, Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) has been embraced by the rest of TikTok. 

    @justmaiko

    ???? @itsjonathanle

    ? Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo

    Saweetie

    If anyone is having fun on TikTok it's Saweetie. The rapper most recently shared her Maxim cover on the app and has been filming dances to her new song, Tap In. The song has already got a challenge attached to it with almost 1 million views and we're excited to see just how far Saweetie gets by the end of the month.  

    @tyrellamerson

    ##tapinchallenge DC : ME ?? ##foryou ##MakeSomeoneSmile ##foryou ##viral ##blackdancers ##newdance

    ? Tap In - Saweetie

    Meanwhile, TikToker @missipad has dedicated her platform to inform her audience about underrated Black musicians for the month of June. She's shared music and facts on everyone from Rood Bwoy, Injury Reserve and Kwame to Kilo Kish, Shygirl and Vintage Lee who recently made a song with MadeInTYO. 

    @missipad

    Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM VINTAGE LEE

    ? Vintage Like Lee - Vintage Lee

    @missipad

    Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM KWAME!

    ? original sound - missipad

    @missipad

    Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM KILO KISH!

    ? original sound - missipad

    @missipad

    Music would be nothing without black people. For the rest of the month I’m gonna share my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM SHYGIRL! ##music

    ? UCKERS - Shygirl

    Don Toliver

    This month, Cardigan by Don Toliver scored a co-sign from one of TikTok's biggest creators - Addison Rae - but the song, which dropped in May has been gaining momentum since the start of June. 

    @addisonre

     

    ? Cardigan - Don Toliver

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Every June since 1979, Black Music Month has been observed to praise and celebrate Black artists. What began as an initiative to highlight the influence of African-American culture in America feels more timely than ever before. 

TikTok has joined in on the celebration, after coming under fire for its algorithm which disproportionately featured white creators on its For You Page. "We acknowledge and apologize to our Black creators and community who have felt unsafe, unsupported or suppressed. We don't ever want anyone to feel that way. We welcome the voices of the Black community wholeheartedly," the company responded in a statement. 

Subsequently, the short-video sharing app has implemented a handpicked Creator Diversity Collective and promoted Black Music Month across the platform.

Though, we all know it's the content that make the app so special. So, to mark the month-long celebration's 41-year anniversary, TikTokers have taken it upon themselves to educate and uplift one another while celebrating their favourite musicians. 

TikTok influencer Taylor Cassidy (@taylorcassidyj) has garnered almost 2 million followers for her informative, funny, and sharp videos. Taylor hasn't just used her platform to share information on racial injustice and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement but has been sharing music facts with her fans. 

First, let's celebrate Queen Bey

In this post, the 17-year-old lays down the facts about Beyoncé. "Let's go Cassidy University," one user comments. "At this point ima just quit school and watch your TikToks..." writes another. Did you know that the name, Destiny's Child is a biblical reference? Or that at the 2010 Grammys Beyoncé had the most wins in one night than any other female artist. We didn't, but thanks to Taylor, now we do. 

@taylorcassidyj

BLACK MUSIC MONTH: The impact of ??????##beyoncé##blackmusic##blackmusicmonth##blackhistory##blackvoices##blacktiktok

? Savage Remix - Megan Thee Stallion

Kendrick Lamar

In another video captioned, "pov: when you listen to a record, you learn the artist's story," Taylor breaks down all things Kendrick. From what he was like growing up in Compton to how he got his big break thanks to Dr Dre. 

@taylorcassidyj

##pov: when you listen to a record, you learn the artist’s story. Today’s record: The impact of Kendrick Lamar ?? ##blackvoices##blackmusicmonth

? PRIDE. - Kendrick Lamar

Chloe x Halle

"If I'm on your fyp page..." reads the caption to Rasheena's (@layerednliberte) video, "go listen to Chloe and Halles [sic] new album." The style curator has amassed over 16,000 followers and between supporting new albums, she shares press on nail tips, her political views and great outfits. 

@layerednliberte

Have you heard Chloe and Halles new album? ##doit ##doitchallenge ##viral ##viralvideo ##bgm ##blackmusic ##blackmusicmonth

? Do It - Chloe x Halle

Monte Booker

In celebration of Black Music Month, TikTok prominently featured Kolors by Monte Booker featuring Smino. Though, the song went viral back in April when creator Ryan (@kvng.ryyy) uploaded an original dance soundtracked to Kolors. Now the song has amassed 5.8 million videos, with popular creators like Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae jumping on board the dance trend.

@kvng.ryyy

Day 1 trynna make my dance a trend @_gabefernandez is the ending certified????? ##dance ##viral ##foryou DC: Meee

? Kolors - Monte Booker & Smino

Jason Derulo

In May, Jason Derulo sparked TikTok controversy after he interpolated a Polynesian teenager's viral hit. But now, after the rising New Zealand musician Joshua Stylah otherwise known as Jawsh 685 cleared the sample, Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) has been embraced by the rest of TikTok. 

@justmaiko

???? @itsjonathanle

? Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo

Saweetie

If anyone is having fun on TikTok it's Saweetie. The rapper most recently shared her Maxim cover on the app and has been filming dances to her new song, Tap In. The song has already got a challenge attached to it with almost 1 million views and we're excited to see just how far Saweetie gets by the end of the month.  

@tyrellamerson

##tapinchallenge DC : ME ?? ##foryou ##MakeSomeoneSmile ##foryou ##viral ##blackdancers ##newdance

? Tap In - Saweetie

Meanwhile, TikToker @missipad has dedicated her platform to inform her audience about underrated Black musicians for the month of June. She's shared music and facts on everyone from Rood Bwoy, Injury Reserve and Kwame to Kilo Kish, Shygirl and Vintage Lee who recently made a song with MadeInTYO. 

@missipad

Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM VINTAGE LEE

? Vintage Like Lee - Vintage Lee

@missipad

Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM KWAME!

? original sound - missipad

@missipad

Music would be nothing without the black community. For the rest of the month I’ll be sharing my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM KILO KISH!

? original sound - missipad

@missipad

Music would be nothing without black people. For the rest of the month I’m gonna share my favorite underrated black artists! STREAM SHYGIRL! ##music

? UCKERS - Shygirl

Don Toliver

This month, Cardigan by Don Toliver scored a co-sign from one of TikTok's biggest creators - Addison Rae - but the song, which dropped in May has been gaining momentum since the start of June. 

@addisonre

 

? Cardigan - Don Toliver

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